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. the u.s. president will deliver a primetime speech for the third time since he took office about terrorism at home. dramatic video shows the police tackling a knife-wielding man in the underground of the city. a december monsoon for northern britain and flooding dampens festive spirits. we'll bring you the live forecast. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm lynda kinkade, and this is "cnn newsroom." u.s. president barack obama is putting terrorism front and
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center in a tv address set for primetime on sunday evening. it comes in the wake of the massacre in california that left 14 people dead. this will be only his third time that the president addressed the nation from his oval office. his speech is expected to focus on the growing challenge of keeping americans safe and how the u.s. plans to fight isis. cnn's chris frank has more. >> reporter: in his speech, president obama will talk about what the government is doing to keep americans safe. the oval office address will also touch on the investigation into the isis-inspired attacks in california that killed 14 people. the white house said obama will also address "the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved and how we will defeat it." . he will reiterate how isil will be destroystroyed and our unwai-
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to advance a destructive ideolo ideology. that news is on the heels of a meeting the president held with his national security team on saturday. the white house says the president updated him on the situation into the california shoogts and highlighted several pieces of information that point to the attackers' radicalization to violence. we know about one piece of evidence is a facebook post from the female shooter pledging allegiance to the leader of isis. during the briefing, which included the fbi and cia directors, and others. they reiterated there is no evidence yet that the killers were part of a larger terrorist cell. on frooif, the fbi was investigating the acts as an act of terrorism. guys, people will be watching what the president has to say about that and the investigation more generally. as well as listening to hear how the president plans to deal with the larger issue of defeating
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isis. >> and president obama will deliver his address at 8:00 p.m. time. that's 1:00 a.m. gmt. you can watch it live on cnn. meanwhile, as chris stayed, investigators are finding out more about the couple who carried out the rampage in california. we have more from the area of the shooting where there is word now of a possible third person connected to the incident. >> reporter: cnn has learned that law enforcement officials served a search warrant on the home of the person who previously purchased the two rifles used in the san bernardino attacks by the shooters. we do not know what law enforcement may have taken away or if they found what they were looking for but just yet another clue that law enforcement seems to be making sure that they know every peeves the puzzle on who played a part in the attacks here. we also have gotten a new image of the female shooter here.
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tashfeen malik. this is an i.d. picture from pakistan. you can see this picture here. she would have been 30 years old next year. also shows that this is probably previously 2013, adding the information we know about when she came to the united states on her fiance's visa to marry syed farook. this information is what a lot of people are looking at, as to whether or not she was radicalized overseas and then radicalizing her husband and then acting as lone wolves to carry out this attack here. in london, police are calling a rampage an act of terror. cell phone video posted online shows london police using a stun gun on a man suspected of stabbing three people. >> the attack happened saturday
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in an east london station. the police took the man into custody but have not released his identity. the victims are expected to survive. phil black is in london and is joining us now. police are treating this as a terrorist incident. why is that? >> they're not commenting on that level of detail specifically. it's been widely reported across british media that witness who is saw that unfold say the man with the knife was haefrd to say, this is for syria. if that's true, it's important. it was only days ago that the british parliament here voted to widen military action against isis, to expand its air campaign, not just hitting isis in iraq but in syria as well. it started doing so almost immediately.
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lynda? >> when lawmakers vote today launch those air strikes, the prime minister made a point of saying it would not increase the chances of attacks in britain. what is the current threat level there? >> so, it's at severe, which is the second highest level. that means a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. it's been at that point since august of last year without any change. the prime minister argued that britain is already at the very top level of targets that isis would aspire to hit. while others who oppose the expansion of the air strikes to syria argue that yes, they believe there was a risk that britain would become more likely to be hit, say, in the way that paris was recently, the british prime minister, the government's position is that isis already very much desires, plans to hit the uk. that the uk intelligence security services have disrupted, he said, as many as seven isis-related terror plots just in the last year. the nature of the
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intelligence-led approach to dealing with terror plots here begins to become less effective when you're talking about one man with a knife. lynda? >> of course, phil, britain suffered its worse militant attack in 2005 when 52 people were killed and 700 people injured when suicide attackers hit the transport system there. what's the feeling there at the moment in light of this attack? >> i'd have to say there's no real change riding the underground this morning. people are still there. there's some police presence but no more than normal. this is a city used to being on a high level of terror alert. the next level is critical which means the threat is considered imminent. those only in cases when there is intelligence pointing to a direct or specific plot about to take place. the mood here, as i said, generally -- a general level of alert. that's what police say they
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should be in response to this incident and to the general terror threat here. not much more than that. >> okay. great to talk to you. phil black in london. thank you very much. people in france -- in the country's first regional election since the terror attacks in paris. these are live pictures. the party is in a strong position to take control of at least three of the country's 13 regions. the anti-immigration party could ride public fallout to the first regional victory in french history. isis is claiming responsibility for a -- five of jifar bodyguards died in the blast. since the government was ousted from saah that by rebels in march. the taliban released an audio message from their leader.
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according to reuters, the voice of this man denying reports that he was wounded or killed in a shootout in pakistan earlier this week. he claims those reports were only spread to divide the taliban. cnn is working independently to verify whether the voice was really that of him. authorities are warning of an imminent security threat to the american consulate in istanbul and urging citizens to avoid the area. turkey has been on high alert when people were killed by suicide bombers in ankara. >> let's go to sara seidel for more. >> what are we learning about this imminent threat. >> reporter: not getting much more than they're telling the american public. they've posted it on their website. the consulate saying to avoid the area over the weekend. that they had some sort of information that there was a security threat and so they've pretty much closed it off to the
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public. though, normally it is already closed on the weekend. it's interesting that they're making the statement now saying that they can reopen on monday and people can come back then. we have noticed there has been a change in the security outside of the compound. there are a couple of police cars now posted out there. that's not normal. there are also some gates put up across the area so that people can't really access the consulate itself. it's interesting to note that they have also told americans to be vigilant and to beef up their personal security in this country. you just mentioned turkey is already on high alert after that terrible suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people in the capital just back in october. and it has been hitting syria, blaming isis for those attacks. so isis has not claimed responsibility. but they've been bombarding syria after july when there was an attack on the border that killed 30 people, a suicide bomber blowing himself up there.
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so the country is on high alert and americans are told to be cognizant of their personal security and that includes the consulate compound. they're telling turkey to remove its troops stationed near mosul. they've summoned the ambassador back to baghdad. how is turkey responding to that? >> reporter: you know, it's interesting. what we're hearing from the turkish authorities is that they did have permission to go in not only from the local government there but from the central government as well. but you're also hearing from iraq the opposite. they want the turkish forces out. the turkish forces, they said, were basically replacing forces there and we should be clear that the prime minister has made a statement about exactly what's going on and saying that turkey had full permission of the iraqi government. here's what he had to say.
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>> translator: this is not a new camp. around 2,000 volunteer fighters from mosul have been trained there for the past year supporting them in their fight against daesh. this training has been upon the governor of mosul and by the iraqi defense ministry. >> reporter: the turk ir and the iraqis do have a good relationship you'll notice. in these argument that is they're calling each other brother and trying to -- had a bit of an effect on the relationship there. turkish workers have been helping rebuild iraq. but we'll have to wait and see what happens with this latest tension between the two countries. lynda? >> sara, thank you for bringing us up to date with all of that. we appreciate it. still to come, floodwaters receding in southeast india. thousands of people are still stranded and they're in need of help. live in new delhi next.
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combatting climate change as world leaders plan a draft agreement in the cop21 conference. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. negotiators from all over the globe have struck a deal. its purpose, to unite 195 nation this is cutting harmful carbon emissions and limit global warming. they have until friday to make the agreement final. many world leaders left the conference throughout the week, but other celebrities are doing their part. in a speech to the conference, leonardo dicaprio could make the world unlivable. actor sean penn emphasized the need to protect the world's future generations. >> so i think that if there's something to move forward with forests, to reclaim the environment to create economic opportunity and to protect those vital human rights, it's in no longer being afraid to make
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commitments to do. so i'd like to ask you to join us, to join the other panelists in those things they'll speak about in making a commitment and being under the scrutiny of our children in ten years from today. >> joining me now is a cnn opinion columnist who has been following the conference. he joins us now. negotiators have this blueprint deal. just explain for us how significant it is and what it includes. >> reporter: yes. we're sort of at the halfway point of these cop21 climate discussions and the fact that this blueprint deal, this 48-page document that everyone here is carrying around with them, came out on time i think is hugely significant. in the past, these climate talks have fallen apart largely, copenhagen in 2009 is the example that is hanging over these discussions because there was a lot of optimism
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surrounding those talks and everything fell apart. things were much more delayed in that scenario and negotiators are saying it's hugely significant that every country agreed at least to the draft text. i've been parsing through this document and you see phrases and brackets throughout the text and the negotiators will be choosing between sets of brackets as they try to come up with a deal they could agree to as soon as friday. >> as i mentioned, most of the heads of state have left but many celebrities are using their power to call for action. arnold schwarzenegger was one of them. take a listen to what he said. >> this is the challenge of our time. this is the real world. this is not the movie world which is the other world i come from. there are no visual effects, no special effects, no script writing where we can change the ending, better ending or anything like that. this is the reeled world. it's time to embark. it is time for new revolution.
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a clean energy revolution. >> that's right. pretty powerful words. you can't change the ending. it's not like a movie unless there is action. what impact do you think the celebrities have on this? >> i think people listen to the terminator. i think they have some impact. i think what negotiators are trying to do is rewrite the script and try to come up with a better ending, so to speak. there have been a lot of business leaders here, celebrities, bill gates, other ceos saying there's a business case, there's a case for all of us to acts on climate change and get off of fuels as soon as possible. that adds to the momentum that surrounds this process. like this document everyone is looking at is hugely important in terms of the international policy scene. i think the negotiators want to send a message that we're done with the fossil fuels era. we're moving on. it's a good investment to be beyond that trend.
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celebrities throwing something behind that is a good thing. >> no matter what everyone agrees to at this conference, trying to stop a two-degree temperature rise is impossible. what's your thought on that? >> reporter: 2 degrees is the underlying number on these talks. they've agreed is catastrophic climate change. it's not like a cliff you fall off and everything unravels past that point. it's true that the 2 degree range is very dangerous. there are reports that showing the current commitments of countries here would get us to 2.7 degrees celsius, definitely in the danger zone. there is a lot of optimism because it could keep 2 degrees as a possible future. if things unravel, the real fear is it could become fairly soon and impossible for the world to achieve that goal. it's still something on the
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horizon, not finalized because of these talks but keep it in our sights. >> still very hopeful. john sutter in paris, thank you so much. talk to you soon. >> thank you. india stepped up rescue efforts in the city where massive floods left thousands stranded. the government has rescued about 28,000 people. floodwaters are receding and emergency officials say power has been restored to more than 90% of the city. we're joined with a reporter in india. millions of people are desperate for relief. how is the national disaster response going? >> reporter: it's been almost a week now, lynda. the focus has shifted to relief and rehabilitation. we're talking about a massive area, four districts, 17,000 square kill mommers. the size of a small european nation. you have the army, the navy, the
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air force, the national disaster relief teams and bureaucrats and civilians are involved. basically, the most low-lying areas, they say that most people have been rescued. 120,000 people already evacuated and rescued. there could be many more stranded. that's what they're looking for. we see the pick sturs of all those people on top of their rooftops where they've been seeking refuge, many without food and water. the army, air force have deployed helicopters and air dropping food and water and much-needed supplies. this is an ongoing operation. at the same time, the water levels have receded. hasn't been heavy rain in the past few days. that's certainly helped. but the bus service, the train, the airports all open. things are crawling back to normal. still, for the people on the ground, the people having to go back to their homes that are
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still -- that still have quite a bit of water in them. they see bugs, and snakes and everything pretty much destroyed. it will take time for people to get back -- get normalcy back into their lives. lynda? >> what is -- does it show they're not prepared for these extreme weather events? >> reporter: well, they should be prepared given the amount of heavy rainfall that you get here, especially in the monsoon season. they should be prepared. what's happening, especially in cities like you mentioned, the fourth biggest in the country, they've grown so quickly the past five to ten years. it's been unrestricted development. it's also known as the detroit of india. that's where all the automakers from four different hubs are made. there's been a lot of development taking place. environmentalists are already saying, for example the airport,
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seeing pictures of the airport being flooded. that's built on top of what used to be a marshland. you have the bus transit system built on top of another. when you recuse the ecosystem there to drain floodwater as in this case, this kind of flooding is inevitable. at least that's what environmentalists and locals are already starting to say. lynda? pretty tough conditions there. cindy, thank you very much for that information of the we'll talk to you soon. now to england. we're learning one life has been claimed. a 90-year-old man blown into the path of a bus. authorities in the uk and scotland are urging thousands of people to evacuate their homes following massive flooding and high winds from the storm. more than 100 meters of rain fell on friday. david cameron expressioned his concern on social media and said
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help is on the way. now joining us is meteorologist derek van dem. he joins us now. is the worst of this over? >> there's a brief lull in heavy rainfall for the united kingdom. but there's another significantly weaker storm set to impact the region. considering that they've seen so much rain lately that, could lead to the possibility of more localized flooding. we'll talk about how this actually took place as well. but i want to show you these astounding shots out of england. this is in the northern parts of england. rescuers had to go door to door to check on residents there. the uk met service, the meteorological agency there, issuing a red warning, the highest level of alert. meaning there's a possible danger to life because of the weather taking place. you can see on the satellite imagery why this is hang. we have what is called an
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atmospheric river of moisture that stretches roughly 2,500 miles across the atlantic. here's the western side of europe. here's the united kingdom. that's over 4,000 kilometers of that large expansive ocean picking up that moisture and it's being deposit north dakota the form of heavy rainfall. just a constant barrage of torrential rainfall for london and into the glasgow region. more specifically northern england. this will occur more frequently if we don't reduce global greenhouse gases. when bee start to see a warming in the climate system, the ability to hold more moisture and the rivers that impact western europe and into the western u.s. will become more frequent for instance. look at the radar across this area. lighting up like a christmas tree with heavy rainfall. you can see over the past few hours, things have started to die down. only a few showers from ireland
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into scotland. this is not before we saw impressive rainfall totals in excess of 200 millimeters leading to the localized flooding. on top of that, the extremely strong winds and we're just hearing about the fatality because someone was blown into the path of a bus. you can see why. wind gusts at some of the high elevations in the west-facing shores of the united kingdom in excess of 200 kilometers per hour. the winds are starting to relax a bit. but we have a storm system, again, as i mentioned starting to move in by monday night into tuesday. there it is. the cold front will impact western uk and through london and glasgow by tuesday morning. another chance of potential flooding and also some travel delays in that area as well. >> no relief in sight just yet. >> brief break and then look towards tuesday. >> derek van dam, good to see you. thanks very much. we're learning more about the circumstances surrounding a chicago teenager fatally shot by
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a police officer and the discrepancies between what the official report says and what the dashcam video actually shows. that story just ahead. an exclusive interview with u-2 as the band gets ready to perform in paris weeks after the attacks that rattled the city.
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hello, i'm lynda kinkade. here's an update on the top stories we're following this hour. 32 oil workers dead after a rig off the coast of azerbaijan.
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they were hampered by violent storms. they say the same storm was responsible for the fire when it damaged a gas line on the rig. the governor of yemen's aiden province, five bodyguards died in the blast. adden acted as the capital -- isis claimed responsibility for the attack. u.s. president barack obama will focus on terrorism during a speech to the nation on sunday. it will be only his third address from the oval office. cnn will bring you that live at 8:00 p.m. eastern time or 1:00 a.m. gmt. in london, police are calling multiple stabbings at a station -- using a stun gun to take down a man stabbed three people. one victim suffered serious injuries, but is expected to
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survive. isolated attacks in countries all over the world raised questions about the threat of lone wolf terror and how to protect against it. for more, let's bring in someone who is an international security director at the asia-pacific donation, a counter terrorism think tank. >> your response to this attack in london. >> unfortunately, lynda, this is another case of lone wolf terrorism. that's how the authorities are currently treating it. it doesn't look like this was a coordinated planned attack. it was more spontaneous, sporadic, but nevertheless designed to cause fear, panic and it's all recorded and can be available on the internet. the images that are now beamed across the world do convey a very concerning dynamic of type of terrorism that is maybe not like to kill a lot of people but
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it will scare people. >> that is true. how difficult then is it for authorities to prevent these so-called lone wolf attacks when they are so spontaneous? >> it's extremely difficult. because there's no intelligence, there's no planning. there's nothing from abroad such as a handler in rack a. the authorities have a much harder job. we should pay attention to the police who responded to this event. they're local police in the area, a part of east london. they reacted very quickly and were able to taser this individual and very importantly, he'll be able to be brought to account now. they did not use lethal force which is not the tactic that british authorities use compared to other countries. >> we know propaganda is particularly powerful. you've written extensively about the incident and its roll e in recruitment and planning. how is it used?
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>> media serves as the -- for terrorist groups. now more with outfits like isis. and through the media, it's instantaneous. the terrorist groups able to get their message out quickly to elicit a reaction amongst their followers to take up arms that if you can't join them in iraq and syria, do so independently. we've seen a whole group of incidents from australia, canada, france. we've seen more coordinated plots recensentcently like the attacks and concern of what took place in san bernardino, california, whether that was coordinated or also -- nevertheless, we're seeing more attacks in more parts of world than ever before. >> we hear about disenfranchised youth being radicalized. there are many cases like the one in california that don't fit that bill. it was parents where the father had a very well-paid job.
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so what leads to radicalization? what do the people have in common? >> well, in many ways, some of them have great prospects, education. they have families. others are low self-esteem, they're looking for identity, a purpose. but nevertheless, majority that are now being recruited by groups like isis through new media and also sending out a message to act independently, all of them have the western social skills. they have the ability to submerge into the civilian fabric of society and act as an invisible enemy, making that job harder for the authorities. isis has an array of platforms which they can recruit, whether it's the handlers online, whether it's also very snazzy imagery that they use or even their online magazines which are designed to create a lone wolf
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terrorist. >> it makes it difficult for authorities. thank you for your analysis and perspective. we appreciate it. >> pleasure. u-2 fans in france will finally get to see the band perform in paris sunday and monday night. the irish rockers were scheduled to play in the city when it all happened. the shows were canceled and now fareed zakaria sat down with bono and the edge for this exclusive interview. have a look. >> did you think about playing the next day? was it even possible? >> we, of course, hoped we could play the next day. then it dawned on us how serious it was and we had to give up on that. >> actually, we didn't have a choice. within a few hours of the problem starting, we were given word by the city they were shutting down aulie vents. it wasn't even our decision. >> no. >> we were very determined to
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get back there as quickly as we can. paris is a very romantic city. the essence of romance is defiance. defiant joy, we think, is the mark of our band and of rock'n'roll. they're a death cult, we're a life cult, life force. celebrating all things we love. food, soccer, trying to destroy those things. what else is there? music, women. really, we sense that defiance in paris. the word from our fans is, i think it was 300 tickets not taken up. something really -- >> for the rescheduled. >> there are probably people coming from other continents, i don't know. >> everyone who could have been there that night -- >> i saw somebody -- you remember right after the attacks a guy brings out his piano outside the bataclan and starts
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playing imagine. we showed that clip on tv and you sent me a nice e-mail about it. i saw a couple of people write articles saying, how hopeless this is. this is the sign of the west decadence. is that the response to terrorism, music? >> i take it you think it is a response to terrorism. >> there's poetry in music and humor. fascist organizations are afraid of humor. that's why hitler outlawed them. violence is their language. when you unseat their sort of -- that nail energy and that feminine energy of playing music is beautiful. think about the idea of out lawing music. a child sings before it can speak. it's the very essence of our humanity is music. >> there's only been a couple of movement in the history of the world targeted music
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specifically. the taliban. band music and during the cultural revolution, music was banned. we think of music as the sound of freedom. we think that rock'n'roll has a part to play. going back to paris to us is not just symbolic. i think we're actually starting the process of resistance as it were and defiance against this movement. >> you can catch the full interview with u-2 at 12:00 noon in london and 10:00 a.m. eastern time in the u.s. on fareed zakaria gps here on cnn. still to come, new details about the night a chicago teenager was fatally shot by police. the officer says he acted in self-defense. but dashcam video of the shooting may tell you a different story. we'll show you that. i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece
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morgan freeman had a pretty rough landing after a tire blew out on takeoff. freeman was on his way to houston, texas, when the blown tire forced the plane to make an emergency landing in northern mississippi where it skidded off the runway. the pilot and the 78-year-old actor were the only ones on board and they were not hurt. great news there. following new developments in the deadly shooting of loaqun mcdonald. he was shot by a chicago police officer. there's newly released police report frs the incidents that contain the officer's accounts of the shooting. those accounts are very different to what the dashcam video shows. cnn's rosa flores takes a look at the dramatic discrepancies. we need to warn you that some of the video you might find very
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graphic. >> the shooting of a black chicago teen by a police officer took 15 seconds. the newly released and coroner's report is nearly 400 pages long. the bombshell revelation, the narrative in the police report doesn't match what's on the dashcam video. here's the play-by-play comparison. at 9:57:25, the video shows mcdonald walking in the middle of the street with the knife in his right hand after puncturing the tire of a police cruiser say authorities. chicago police officer jason van dyke and his partner are on the left-hand side of the screen with weapons drawn. as we continue to play the video, mcdonald is slightly moving away from the officers. according to van dyke's account, mcdonald raised the knife across his chest and over his shoulder pointing the knife at van dyke and attempting to kill van dyke. at 9:57:36, six seconds after van dyke arrived on scene, the
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teen is still walking away from officers. van dyke fires the first shot. according to the police report "in defense of his life, van dyke back pedals and fired his handgun at mcdonald to stop the attack. the angle of the camera changes and the officers are no longer on frame. but as mcdonald falls, van dyke keeps firing, hitting mcdonald 16 times according to the coroner's report. the police report says "mcdonald appeared to be attempting to get up all the while continuing to point the knife at van dyke." this report reveals that the accounts of other officers and the sergeant don't match the video but do match van dyke's account. >> van dyke's partner wrote mcdonald "swung the knife towards the officers in an aggressive manner." two other officers on scene
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documented that mcdonald was waving the knife as officers with the third officer saying mcdonald "raised his right arm towards officer van dyke as if attacking van dyke." even the sergeant who reviewed the video found it "was consistent with the accounts of all of the witnesses." meaning six police accounts don't match the video. jason van dyke's toirj r attorney says his client acted in self-defense. as van dyke is awaiting murder charges, he lost his badge, his uniform and now that the police reports are out, his word and the word of five officers are also called into question. rosa flores, cnn, chicago. still to come, a 73-year-old driver was almost off the hook with police until he was caught during a traffic stop. his excuse and the officer's
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the more your beard is pulled down, it pulls your face down. >> you learn in class. they have different features and instructors, so you learn something new every year. >> children are going to ask how toys are made. santa makes toys. that's why we go to a toy shop and make toys. they'll ask, what's it like on the polar express. santa witnessed riding on the polar express, he's going to be able to respond and expand on those stories. >> ho, ho, ho. >> we try to keep every santa to make every visit the very best for the child. make them feel like the most important person in the world, that santa loves them and cares about them and he listens to them. >> when you see a child come in and they leave with a huge smile, they leave and the parents leave thinking how much we've given to the child. when in fact, you would never understand how much those children give to us. >> it's a privilege and an honor
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to sit in that chair and be santa claus. >> it's something you don't do as a job. you got -- it's got to be something that you got to love doing. >> for the santa world, this is home. this is family and this is home. >> finally, a tale of being naughty instead of nice. i u.s. driver thought he was in trouble went further than he should have. the 73-year-old was about to get a warning for driving at night without his lights on when the officer noticed the man trying to snort cocaine. >> what's in your left hand? >> nothing. >> show me your left hand. what is that? >> nothing. >> are you kidding? you're about to snort coke on the side of the road? >> no. >> he continues to deny the drug
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use saying the white powder is from his vitamins. he was arrested for narcotics possession. now, the police video released concludes with a heartwarming message from the police department. they say drive safe and have a wonderful holiday season. that does it for this edition of "cnn newsroom." i'm lynda kinkade. i'll be back after the break with another hour of news from around the world. stay with us.
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at home and abroad. u.s. president barack obama prepares to face the nation live on primetime television. one step closer to a climate change agreement. not everyone is on board. we'll hear from a -- always translates into action. you probably heard about living off tips. well, you could live like royalty if they were all like this one. the story of one lucky waitress in ohio. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i am lynda kinkade. welcome to "cnn newsroom." weil begin in washington where u.s. president barack obama is set to address the nation on terrorism. the speech comes off the back of the massacre in california that left 14 people dead.
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this will be just the third time mr. obama has spoken to the american public from the oval office during a primetime address. his speech is expected to focus on the growing challenge of keeping americans safe and how the u.s. plans to fight isis. chris franks has more. >> reporter: in his speech, the president will talk about what the government is doing to keep americans safe. the oval office address will also touch on the investigation into the isis-inspired attacks in california that killed 14 people. the white house said obama will also address "the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved and how we will defeat it." he will reiterate his conviction that isil will be destroyed and the united states must draw upon our values, our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology. that's on the heels of a meeting the president held with his nag
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al security team on saturday. the white house says they were updated on the california shootings and highlighted several piece was information that point to the attackers' radicalization to violence. we know about one piece of evidence suggesting that. that's a facebook post from the female shooter pledging allegiance to the leader of isis. during the briefing, which included the fbi and cia directors, the attorney general and the homeland security secretary, the white house said officials reiterated that there is no evidence yet that the killers were a part of a larger terrorist cell. on friday, remember, the fbi said it was investigating the acts as an act of terrorism and guys, people will be watching what the president has to say about that and the investigation more generally, as well as listening to hear how the president plans to deal with the larger issue of defeating isis. >> president obama will deliver his address at 8:00 p.m. eastern time, that's 1:00 a.m. gmt.
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and you can watch it live here on cnn. as you just heard chris mentioned, we're finding more about the couple that carried out the attack in california. we have new details on a possible third person connected to the attack. >> cnn has learned that law enforcement officials served a search warrant on the home of the person who previously purchased the two rifles that were used in the san bernardino attacks by the shooters. we do not know what law enforcement may have taken away or if they found what they were looking for. but just yet another clue that law enforcement seems to be making sure that they know every piece of the puzzle as best they can on who played a part on the attacks that happened here. we also have gotten a new image of the female shooter here, tashfeen malik. this is an i.d. picture from the country of pakistan. you can see this picture here. she would have been 30 years old next year.
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also it shows that this is probably previous to 2013. adding in the information we know about when she came to the united states on her fiance's visa to marry syed farook. this information is what a lot of people are looking at now because the interest here is whether or not she was radicalized overseas before coming here and then radic radicalizing her husband and then the two of them acting almost as lone wolves to pull off this attack in san bernardino. stephanie elam, redlands, california. rare editorial placement as "the new york times" prints an emphatic opinion piece on the front page. the paper is calling for a drastic reduction in the availability of certain kinds of guns in the u.s. cnn senior medical correspondent brian stelter has more. >> this is a very loud statement from "the new york times." also a very controversial one. to be publishing this editorial on the front page.
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normally the front page is dedicated to news articles. the news separate from the editorial writers, the opinion writers. in this one case, they've actually come together on the front page because the times publisher decided he wanted to stoke public debate and try to change the conversation that happens about the availability of guns in the united states. by doing so, the position the times is taking is to the left of the democratic candidate for president in the u.s. here's a portion of what it says. it says certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in california and certain kinds of ammunition must be outlawed for civilian ownership. the editorial goes on to say, this would require americans to give up weapons up for the good of their fellow citizens. that's something rarely brought up in the public discourse about guns in the u.s. gun control is an ongoing debate but a lot of the conversation on the left among liberals and
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democratic presidential candidates is about universal background checks and things like that. what the times is calling for is something beyond that. in some cases banning and confiscating certain types of weapons. the times is trying to stoke debate here, but as you can imagine, there's been a lot of criticism of the paper for doing so. among the core of times readers in new york and urban areas, readers tend to be liberal. they would tend to agree with this editorial. there's lots of people in these cities and other parts of the countries that vehemently disagree with this position and the times is showing a liberal bias with the editorial and by printing it on the front page. the last time this happened was back in 1920. it was about the nomination of warren harding for the republican candidacy for president. in some ways, everything old is new again. back to you. >> brian stelter reporting there. in london, police are calling a stabbing rampage an act of terror.
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cell phone video posted online shows london police using a taser on a man suspected of stabbing three people. the attack happened saturday in an east london tube station. police took the man into custody but have not released his identity. the stabbing victims are expected to survive. phil black is following this story from london and joins us now. phil, police are treating this as a terrorist incident. why is that? >> they haven't said specifically, lynda. according to reports, this is something that is being reported in a widespread way across the british media, the man with the knife was heard by witnesses to say while he was on his attacking rampage there that this is for syria. you can't hear that on the tapes
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that have been posted to social media. you can hear someone abusing the attacker after being subdued by police, yelling at him and telling him that he's not a muslim. if he did say this is for seer yarks it's important. because it was only days ago that the british parliament voted to expand military action against syria and widen its air campaign, not just attacking isis in iraq but to widen that across the border into syria as well. so those attacks, they started those air strikes started moments after the vote happened. they're only really days old now. lynda? >> when the lawmakers voted for the air strikes, the prime minister made a point of saying it would not increase the chances of an attack in britain. what is the current threat level there right now? >> so it's at severe. that's the second highest level. it's been at that level since august last year. it means that a terrorist attack is considered by the intelligence and security services here to be highly likely.
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there's one step beyond that, critical. that means it's imminent. that's when they have information pointing to a specific plot they think is about to be launched. during the debate here in which many people, many politicians did oppose the government's move to expand air strikes into syria, they argue one of the reasons why it wasn't a good idea, because it would raise the terror risk here to britain. both here in the uk and abroad as well. the government argued against that, saying the assessment of the intelligence services here is that britain is already among the top level of international targets that isis aspires to hit and revealed that the security forces here have disrupted seven isis-related terror plots just in the last year. lynda? >> of course, it's worst islamist militant attack in 2005 when more than 52 people were
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killed on a transit system. what is the feeling among people on the streets and has security been stepped up? >> london's functioning pretty normally this sunday morning. there was some disruption to that particular tube line across london last night. but it's been restored since. people were riding the underground again this morning seemingly unconcerned. this is a city that -- and a country that's been operating, existing at that high terror threat level for some time. it's a city with close links to paris as well. but it does not appear to be affecting people's behavior in any way this morning. >> that's good to hear. phil black in london. thank you very much. people across france are casting their votes right now in the country's first regional election since the deadly terror attacks in paris. you can see president francois hollande voting here. they have the far right national front party in a strong position
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to take control of at least three of the country's 13 regions. the anti-immigration party could ride public fallout from the attacks to its first regional victories in french history. isis is claiming responsibility for a car bomb that killed the governor of yemen's aden province. five of the bodyguards also died in the blast. aden acted as yemen's capitol since back in march. the taliban has left an audio message purportedly from their leader. he denied reports that he was wounded or killed in a shootout in pakistan earlier this week. he claims the reports were only spread to divide the taliban. cnn is working to independently verify whether the voice was really that of him. u.s. authorities warning of an imminent security threat to the american consulate in
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istanbul and urging citizens there to avoid the area. turkey has been on high alert since october when more than 100 people were killed by two suicide bombers in the capital ank air a. let's go to istanbul. sara, what are authorities telling but this threat? >> reporter: lynda, they posted on their website basically that they had information that there was a security threat. they took it seriously enough that they decided to tell citizens to avoid the area and avoid the consulate altogether this weekend. the consulate is always closed on the weekend. we did notice, we took pictures ouftd consulate this morning. there is a heightened security apparatus there. they have closed off the roadway there. there are two police cars stationed outside. they started last night and we see them again this morning. somehow the consulate got information that there is some sort of security threat and
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that's why they've posted this warning. they have not said exactly what that information is yet. we're trying to get more information as to what exactly they thought the threat might be. there has been an attack on u.s. consulates this year. that was leftist group that attacked two women. nobody was injured in that attack. but certainly, the country itself is on high alert, as you mentioned, after that terrible suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people in the capital. now we're getting this information that the consulate is putting out to american citizens also to avoid the area and telling american citizens that when it comes to their personal security, they should enhance it and be vigilant in turkey. >> lynda? >> good advice there. sara, on another matter, iraq is telling turkey to remove its troops stationed near the northern city of mosul. how is turkey responding?
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>> reporter: turkey has said right now. the prime minister himself has said that actually turkey indeed did have the permission not only from the local government but the central government there. this was really a change in the number of troops they were pushing some in and taking some out. it is a bit confusing at this point. iraq is telling turkey to remove the troops that it let in. there is definitely an argument going on. the turkish ambassador, to have a schat with him. the two countries have a fairly good relationship in the posts back and forth. they're calling each other brother and saying that this is not right, this should not be happening. iraq saying to turkey, look, you should remove those troops. turkey saying we had permission from the central government to do this. they have been in the country for some time now. there seems to be if not confusion, dissension and we'll be watching this closely for you, lynda.
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>> at least strange timing there to be asking them to leave all of a sudden. sara sidner in istanbul. thank you very much. after weeks of heavy monsoon rains left runways flooded in chennai, the latest on the recovery efforts in the region next. a deadly confrontation between police and a suspected bank robber. it's all caught on camera. i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours. breo contains a type of medicine that increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in
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the tail end of a conversation. it lasted several minutes before it turned deadly. >> miami beach police shooting a man they say unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank and grabbed a straight edged razor and threatened them. >> he was challenged by the officers in the street. at some point during that confrontation, he did raise his hand with a razor in it and he was shot. >> while the chief stopped short
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of saying the man was an imminent threat to the officers, he emphasized the man raised the weapon when the shots were fired. marcellus johnson was on his way to work when he saw the confrontation saturday morning and started to record the viral video. he said the man seemed agitated. >> he came outside. yelling gestures out to the police officers and the officers were like giving him directions of please, put down the weapon, calm down. we're on your side, we're trying to help you. that lasted for about five minutes when he started moving forward towards them. you can see him backing up a little bit and he puts his hand on the police car. at that moment of that was a clear path to shoot him. >> miami beach say police fired two shots killing the man. this was the razor he was holding. if you look closely at the video, he was holding an object in his right hand moments before you hear the gunfire.
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>> earlier in the morning, the fbi says the man had walked into a nearby bank and handed a teller a note saying "give me all of your 50s, 100s and 20s please. i have a bomb so please be careful." turned out, he didn't have a bomb and left without any money. >> police have not yet released the name of the man killed. we have learned that the police officer who fired his gun is a six-year veteran of the department. we've also learned that there is police body cam video of the shooting. but that video is not being released for now. alina ma chat owe, cnn, miami beach. we're also following new developments in a fatal shooting of laquan mcdonald, the u.s. teenager shot 16 times by a chicago police officer. cnn has obtained newly released police reports from that incidents that contain officers'
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accounts of the 2014 shooting. those accounts are very different to what the dashcam video shows. rosa flores takes a look at the dramatic discrepancies. a warning, you may find some of the images very graphic. >> the shooting of a black chicago teen by a police officer took 15 seconds. the newly released police and coroner's report is nearly 400 pages long. the bombshell revelation, the narrative in the police report doesn't match what's on the dashcam video. here's the play-by-play comparison. at 9:57:25, the video shows mcdonald walking in the middle of the street with the knife in his right hand after puncturing the tire of a police cruiser say authorities. chicago police officer jason van dyke and his partner are on the left-hand side of the screen with weapons drawn. as we continue to play the video, mcdonald is slightly moving away from the officers.
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according to van dyke's account, "mcdonald raised the knife across his chest and over his shoulder, pointing the knife at van dyke and attempting to kill van dyke." at 9:57:36, six seconds after van dyke arrived on scene, the teen is still walking away from officers. van dyke fires the first shot. according to the police report, "in defense of his life, van dyke back pedaled and fired his handgun at mcdonald to stop the attack." the angle of the camera changes and the officers are no longer on frame. but as mcdonald falls, van dyke keeps firing hitting mcdonald 16 times according to the coroner's report. the police report says, "mcdonald appeared to be attempting to get up all the while continuing to point the knife at van dyke." >> this report reveals that the accounts of other officers and
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the sergeant don't match the video but do match van dyke's account. van dyke's partner wrote, mcdonald, "swung the knife towards the officers in an aggressive manner." two other officers on scene documented that mcdonald was waving the knife at officers with the third officer saying mcdonald "raised his right arm towards officer van dyke as if attacking van dyke." even the sergeant who recovered the video and reviewed it found it "was consistent with the accounts of all of the witnesses." meaning six police accounts don't match the video. jason van dyke's attorney says his client acted in self-defense and as van dyke awaits to face a judge on first degree murder charges, he's lost his badge, his uniform and now that the police reports are out, his word and the word of five officers are also called into question.
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rosa flores, cnn, chicago. a private plane carrying acclaimed actor morgan freeman made a hard landing after a tire blew out on takeoff. freeman was on his way to houston, texas, when the blown tire forced the plane to make an emergency landing in northern mississippi where it skidded off the runway. the pilot and the 78-year-old actor were the only ones on board. they were not hurt. polls will open in venezuela for a critical parliamently election. why more than the usual is at stake and why some security officials have already been targeted. that story coming up. a giant step towards combatting climate change as world leaders sign a draft agreement at the cop21 conference. we hear from a summit skeptic and get the weathernews from derek van dam. stay with us. this holiday season, get ready for homecomings. i see you brought a friend?
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hello. i'm lynda kinkade. here's an update of the top stories we're following this hour. 32 oil workers are dead after a rig off the coast of azerbaijan -- they were hampered by storms. the state energy says the same storm was responsible for the fire when it damaged a gas line on the rig. in london, police are calling multiple stabbings at a tube station an act of terror. this amateur video shows authorities using a taser on a man they say stabbed three people. one victim suffered serious
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injuries but is expected to survive. u.s. president barack obama will address the country on sunday night. at issue, is terrorism in the united states and how to keep america safe. this is just the third time mr. obama has given a speech during primetime from the oval office. it comes in the wake of the massacre in california. people in france are voting in the country's first regional election since the attacks in paris. the far right national front party is in a strong position to take control of the 13 regions. there could be public fallout of the attack to the first regional victories in french history. a milestone reached in the fight to keep climate change in check. negotiators from all over the globe have struck a draft deal in paris on saturday. its purpose, to unite 195 nations in cutting harmful carbon emissions and to limit
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global warming. they now have until friday to make the agreement final. >> translator: we're nearly there. we've come a long way. but we have a few steps to go before we reach our goal. but this day, the action day has given us the necessary impulse, the indispensable push, the strength of your initiatives. we're very close to an agreement and will have an agreement thanks to you. >> like mr. hollande, some leaders optimistic. but others are a bit more cautious. natalie allen spoke with one scholar at that conference. >> i went to kop 1 and kop 2 in 1995 and 1996. i stopped going because the entire process seemed destined to get nothing done. they had no content and produced a lot of gridlock. this relies on bottom up and
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countries setting its own commitments not the big u.n. context. i think that's promising. >> how realistic is a unified consensus, a mandate and how important at this point? >> i think they'll get a unified agreement. it will be like an umbrella agreement under which lots of things continue to happen. if they don't get an agreement, that will be a huge setback. i think a lot of businesses for example are looking at this process with great skepticism. people been talking about this for 20 years, not doing much. if they have a giant meeting like this and one that ends in disaster, confidence in the process will wave. >> that does engage business in a new way and innovation. talk to us about that. >> yeah. this bottom up process relies on countries, on cities, many cities present in paris and many areas and representatives of local government. and then also lots of companies involved. for example, oil and gas industries are finding ways to
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cut emissions of methane. the palm oil industry finding ways to stop deforestation and palm oil plantations. you have to engage in these firms. what's interesting is not only that they're engaged but more are talking about need to invest in long-term innovation. the only way to really stop climate change is with 80, 90, ultimately 100% reductions in emissions. that's not going to happen with energy and agricultural technologies to require radically new systems. >> you say billionaires like bill gates are getting behind innovation. is it enough for the billionaires to hail clean energy in a timely fashion? >> i think we don't know right now. it's good news they're in there. it's unclear what they promise to do. bill gates, for example is doing a lot in this phase. to me, what was interesting was in addition to the big announcement from the billionaires early last week, we saw at the same time an announcement from many countries, including all the top
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spenders in energy-related restriction development to double their energy, the public sector research and development over the next few years. if they implement that, along with the -- getting much more involved for the long-term. >> that's going to be huge. >> we have a few more days to find out what happens. perhaps we'll bring you in at the end of cop21. david victor, thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. rescue relief efforts in chennai where massive floods left thousands of people stranded. the government said it rescued about 28,000 people. floodwaters are receding and emergency officials say power has been restored to more than 90% of the city. for the latest, let's turn to our reporter from new delhi. it's the fourth largest city in india. many desperate for help. how is the disaster response going? >> reporter: it's been absolutely devastating for the millions who live in chennai and the surrounding areas, lynda.
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the conditions are improving, the water has been receding. it hasn't been raining heavily for the past two days, although it is supposed to start raining again in the next 48 hours. but the conditions are improved. the airport is now open. the trains, the buses are also functioning. meanwhile, the authorities, you've got the navy, the air force, the army, also got civilians and bureaucrats and police involved. they've committed to the low-lying areas. this is a massive area that we're talking about. four districts. 17,000 square kilometers. roughly the size of a small european nation. even though they're calling this a rehabilitation and relief operation right now, there are still people who are stranded and still calling the local radio stations and the authorities saying that they haven't received much-needed supplies. so this is an ongoing operation.
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but civilians, local residents of chennai are starting to go back to their homes. they're finding that much of their belongings have been destroyed. it's going to take some time to pick up pieces and have a semblance of normality for a lot of people living in chennai. lynda? >> absolutely. what is the devastation saying about how prepared india's cities are for these sort of extreme weather events? >> well, these cities should be a lot more prepared given that it rains a lot, especially during the monsoon season. especially in chennai. we're talking about the monsoon season right now in southern india. but what's happened in a lot of these cities like chennai, the fourth largest in the country, they've grown very, very quickly in the past 10 to 15 years making way for all kinds of development. chennai, of course, is home to, it's called the detroit of india because there's so many
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automakers based there. it's an i.t. hub also. the city is making way for people moving into chennai. for example, the airport, you see it completely flooded. that's been built on a marshland. a brand new airport built on what used to be a marshland. you have the main terminal built on what used to be canals. environmentalists are already saying when you sort of reduce these natural ecosystems that normally work as a drainage system, when you remove that to make way for this development, then this kind of flooding is inevitable. people are saying they understand this is a natural disaster, but at the same time, they're saying it's a man made disaster. lynda? >> very much. thank you very much for that report. authorities in england and scotland are urging thousands of people to evacuate their homes following massive flooding as
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high winds from storm desmond. meteorologist derek van dam joins us with more on this. is the worst of it over? >> i think we've got a brief lull in rainfall across the united kingdom. but there is yet another storm system that's going to bring more rain and wind to the area. not as strong as the past weekend but something we'll want to monitor closely just because the ground is so saturated in this area from the recent flooding that they've seen. what you're looking at now on your screen is a portion of england that saw the heavy rain and the flooding. but notice the rescue personnel going door to door here. in just one moment. knocking on people's doors just to check on their residents, make sure that everybody is safe. the uk met office issued the highest alert level for weather. that is a red warning. meaning that there's the potential of danger to life. obviously, you can see the rescue efforts that are taking place across that area. just making sure that people are
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safe with this torrent of rainfall. let's talk about why we're experiencing this heavy rain. we have to look towards satellite imagery and some of the upper level winds. this is water vapor satellite. this shading of white, yellow and reds across the tral atlantic ocean. here's the western portions of europe. this is called an atmospheric river. it's moisture getting caught in the upper level winds, that would be the jet stream. this is what steers weather patterns across the planet and it's taken that moisture and depositing it as heavy rainfall across the united kingdom. the result has been, you saw it a moment ago. flooding rains. climate scientists are getting increasingly more nervous that this could double in frequency. the atmospheric rivers are producing heavy rainey vents like this. because with global warming and global climate change, the earth's atmosphere has the ability to hold more moisture content in it. it could deposit more heavy rainey vents like this.
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it's not only the united kingdom and western europe susceptible to atmospheric weather plumes, it's also the western half of the u.s. as well. we have to monitor that into the rest of our century. this is the radar across the united kingdom. really lighting up like a christmas tree lately. we've got the heavy thundery showers moving through and it produced rainfall in excess of 200 millimeters in places. that's over the past 48 hours. it's not only the heavy rain but the strong winds that picked up the atlantic ocean and created 20-foot waves as you saw in the picture a moment ago. look at the wind gusts. in excess of 209 kilometers per hour. some west facing north shores across the united kingdom. so impressive wind totals, impressive rain totals. as lynda asked me a moment ago, is the storm over with? we have a brief lull. look at the forecast wind gusts. notice how we clear out the deep shading of red. that means the winds will start to relax.
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what's this across the atlantic? more dark, dark red. that is our next storm system that will bring us wind and rain come monday night and into tuesday. i stopped it just so you can plan your day to start off the workweek if you're located in glasgow, dublin or london. expect travel delays as well. tuesday morning could be a rough go. i'll leave you with a last photo of -- this is the england region and you can see the devastating floods impacting those regions. lynda. >> incredible pictures. >> they'll be pumping their basement fos a very long time. >> good to see you. people in venezuela are heading to the polls. but already there has been trouble in the run-up to the voting. find out what is causing the problems next. we'll have a live report. plus, the discovery of a long lost study shift is intensifying. an international dispute over its historic trish you are.
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welcome back. in venezuela, the polls just opened. people cast their vote in the parliamentary elections. there's been violence already. state police said the attack carried out by gang members. they stole firearms from the center. police late he recovered the guns. the opposition party is set to retake power from nicolas
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maduro. let's go to alejandro in caracas. high in poverty, unrest. give us the sense of the mood there. >>. >> reporter: hi, lynda. the polls opened at 6:00 and people are set to vote in venezuela for one of the congressional elections seen as the most serious challenges for the government in the last 17 years. they are electing 167 members of the national assembly. like you said, there are a lot of shortages reported. milk and oil. the government on one hand, they blame an economic war from the private sector from the entrepreneurs, the people that make the products, on the other hand the opposition in other parts of the country. they blame the drop of oil. also the high inflation rates. according to the allies, the
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monetary fund group, it could rise over 100%. >> incredible. of course, after 16 years under the late president hugo chavez and his hand-picked successor, maduro, socialist government could be on the way out. >> reporter: that's what's at stake here. what's at stake during these elections is basically the power of government. since the creation of the national assembly, the government has had the majority with the president of the national assembly and also the members have been 100 of them currently are members of the government. what's at stake is limiting the power of the government or also making the social revolution, how it's called here in the government, stronger in case the government would win. it would be a serious victory for the opposition in case that would happen. that's one of the problems also for these elections and one of the things people are talking
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about is what could happen in case one party or the other wins. there's been like you said, reports of violence, reports of riots. but also there's been a high military presence since the polls opened at 6:00 in the morning. >> alejandra, thank you for staying with us. we'll check in with you a little later. colombia found the wreckage of a spanish galleon which sank years ago and laden with billions of dollars worth of treasure. a company said it found the ship's final resting place and says half the treasure should be theirs. jonathan mann spoke with tim taylor, president and chief executive of an underwater technology company. >> this is a soap opera. but ultimately, when you're looking for wrecks underwater, you got to do four things. you have to find them, you have to own them, you have to salvage
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them and then you have to monetize them. you have to pay for it somehow. it doesn't come off the bottom on its own. there are a lot of wrecks in the ocean. my understanding that the colombian government, navy, found this and they found it in an area that no one else had ever claimed that. fact alone puts whatever other salvage claims that are out there kind of out of the game. unless they can prove that they found it in that location and according to the colombian government, it was in a totally different space, so the people obviously think they found the wreck before, found a merchant ship or something not related to the san jose. >> you supply the technology use to find and recover this kind of find. >> yes believe it or not, 700 feet of water is pretty shallow. from flight 370 and working
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miles underwater, people are well aware of what is underwater nowadays. 700 feet is pretty shal hoe but still requires robotics. you're not sending divers down. you're using tethered robots with manipulator arms. it's expensive. you have to put ships out there that can stay in place and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars as much as that a day. there are costs to bring this up. then it has to be curated. once it's brought into the light of day, into the air, it all has to be protected. that could take years. these things are -- don't come out of the water in the shape that they can be displayed. so there are costs involved in this. definitely, museum quality stuff and more. >> it seems like something out of a storybook or movie. we've been hearing about treasure hunters finding ancient wrecks and buried treasure. i don't know how long. is there much left out there?
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is there still work being done? have are there more finds like the san jose still to be discovered? >> oh, yeah. there's a lot of things on the bottom of the ocean. this is why the governments and people want it protected. these are archeological sites. this is like finding an egyptian tomb. the technology we have today, we can look farther and through the sediment and find a lot of these things that have been just out of reach for all these years. now, oil and gas industry and different cable laying companies and things of that nature are always working in these areas. they have risk of losing these being dug up in a trench or something. it's real important when they find sites like this to protect them and to treat them right. still to come on "cnn newsroom," a holiday surprise for a bartender in ohio. we'll tell you how much a person tipped her only after a casual conversation.
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welcome back. well, christmas arrived a little early for a bartender in ohio. she got a very generous tip from a stranger.
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$300 on a $32 tab. take a look. >> i saw something written at the top of the tab. >> a simple message scrawled on a receipt. >> didn't have time to look. stuck it in my thing. >> above a smiley face, a $300 tip on a $32 meal. >> when i finally got to it and saw it, i was almost in tears and almost passed out. >> it was bartender amanda's first customer of the day. in a bar full of regulars, a man she'd never seen before. he sat down here, ordered a beer and made casual conversation she thought nothing of. >> he said his son was thinking about working here and was asking about the tipping. i talked about how it works, not thinking about it. we talked about christmas lights and how my daughter loves christmas lights. >> thank you for the conversation and may your daughter have a merry christmas. that's who this will go to. a mystery gift for her. >> it was the right place, right time for me. i'm so grateful for. >> a wonderful gesture.
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